VICTORIA WHITE: Role of this State’s Protestants will be crucial in post-Brexit Ireland

Douglas Hyde, who was Protestant, after being sworn in as the first President of Ireland. Picture: Keystone/Getty Images

The problem with Brexit is that it seems to restate the choice: are you Irish or are you British? says Victoria White

MY GRANDFATHER and grandmother married in Birmingham and emigrated to Cork in 1914.

They were young when they had my father, Jack, and he was old when he had me.

That’s why I can look back over the history of Protestants in the 26 counties, since the foundation of the State, through the lens of my own family.

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